It’s a point of pride for North Carolina’s ag commissioner, Steve Troxler…North Carolina Christmas trees. Depending on the year North Carolina vacillates between first and second with Oregon in tree production and receipts, but Christmas trees grown in the Old North State are always number one with Commissioner Troxler:
“When you look at a NC Frasier fir, or any of the other varieties grown here, they stand out. We are very good at growing Christmas trees. We have an estimated 50 million Frasier firs growing over 25,000 acres in NC.
The trees are shipped and sold all over the world. We have over 1600 growers here and 96% of the trees are Frasier fir. Typically we sell between $75 and $100 million worth of trees in NC.
We have a lot of choose and cut operations across the state. Its becoming a family tradition with many to go out and find that perfect tree.
The smell of a Frasier fir is just amazing. That is part of the holiday season.”
North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler.